My sweet angel girl turns 2 today and I could just burst with love for her. She is, in a word, bright. Full of light! Full of life. So full of words and excitement and ideas and joy. We still call her our sour patch kid (“first they’re sour! then they’re sweet!) but the name isn’t really fitting anymore. She is our sweetheart.
If 10 sounds like a lot to you, you should see my Podcast show list. It’s a liiiitle bit alarming, but I am a podcast junkie through and through. Whether it be for Biblical learning, motherhood information and inspiration, business advice or entertainment purposes alone I never miss an opportunity to learn and enjoy. Here are my top 10 (just know this was really hard for me to narrow down, friends.)
It’s such a strange thing to type, “we chose to homeschool.” Have you ever stumbled into a life you’d never choose for yourself but know beyond the shadow of a doubt it’s what’s right for you, right now? That’s where I find myself. I still wouldn’t be able to say I “chose” to homeschool, but I can say this with full confidence: I have been called to homeschool this year and I’m going to offer my desires, ideals and fears up every day to see what the Lord has in store through this year with my guy.
The other night, as O and I stood at our sinks brushing our teeth I was listening to my Bible. As the app switched to Proverbs 21, I was wiping toothpaste from the corners of my mouth when I heard “it is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome…”
I heard someone say “August is like the New Year for Moms.” Since I’m homeschooling (more on that later) this isn’t quite true for me. My days will be busier than ever, but for a few hours one day a week, I head to a coffee shop to turn my wifi off, put my phone on Airplane mode and work until the very last second. I have a set system down (you can read more about it here) but also a cast of characters I couldn’t do it without. Since I know so many of you out there call a coffee shop your cubicle too, here are Work Day essentials for 3 different budgets.
Can I say that yet? Fall? If you live in Texas you’re giving me a hard ‘No’ but September always means Fall to me! And friends, September is just three days away. If you were to look in my closet, you might think I have somewhat of a uniform. And you’d be right. I feel my absolute best in neutrals and think they’re the most practical on the bang for your buck scale, but also take the guess work out of getting dressed. Sometimes though, just sometimes, I’m drawn to something beautiful and bright and yellow for Autumn just feels right.